First Man by Justin Hurwitz (Ep. 119)

First Man by Justin Hurwitz (Ep. 119)

Director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz next collaborative effort, FIRST MAN, has launched into theaters and, while heading to new explorative heights, dives deep into astronaut Neil Armstrong's depressive state.  Dane Walker, Kristen Romanelli and Christopher Coleman discuss their expectations and reactions to the hotly-anticipated by some, hotly-controversial to others, film and original score.  They talk at length of Hurwitz's use of theremin throughout the score and what his intent in doing so may have been as well as the tracks they consider stand-out efforts.  Lastly, the three discuss the film and score's place among films that are centered around the USA's role in the Space Race and how First Man differs from films like: The Right Stuff and Apollo 13.  

Episode Highlights
02:32 - About First Man
05:15 - First Man Expectations
08:11 - Reaction to the film
18:44 - Reaction to the score
24:36 - Film and score spoiler discussion
28:48 - Stand out tracks (spoilers)
45:54 - The Space Race genre

Music Selections (Support these artists (and us) by buying these tracks from Amazon.)
00:00 - "Houston" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz
18:28 - "Armstrong Cabin" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz
24:05 -"First to Dock" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz
29:31 - "Lunar Rhapsody" (First Man) by
30:26 - "Whitey on the Moon" (First Man) by
31:01 - "Docking Waltz" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz
32:13 - "I Ought to be Getting Home/ Plugs Out" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz
38:31 - "The Armstrongs" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz
39:55 - "The Landing" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz
41:16 - "First to Dock" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz
41:49 - "Spin" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz
43:04 - "Multi-Task Trainer" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz
43:43 - "Apollo 11 Launch" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz
46:58 - "Breaking the Sound Barrier" (The Right Stuff) by Bill Conti
59:13 - "Docking Waltz" (First Man) by Justin Hurwitz

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